A nanny who pleaded responsible to killing a 4-week-old child she was employed to look after was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life in jail.
Victoria Fox, 40, instructed her public defender she was “deeply sorry” for what she did.
In August 2021, Fox was employed by an unnamed couple in Singapore who drove her to San Diego to babysit 4-week-old Phoenix whereas she attended the twins’ surrogacy.
Phoenix was their “miracle youngster,” born after securing a surrogate mom to present beginning to their eldest sibling. Phoenix was born simply 4 weeks earlier than a San Diego surrogate gave beginning to twins.
The couple rented an Airbnb in San Diego and waited for the beginning of their eldest son, nanny, and Phoenix.
With two babies and twins due, the couple determined to rent a second nanny. In response to courtroom paperwork, Victoria Fox was absolutely vetted and her references had been checked earlier than she was employed and flown to San Diego.
Fox spent a couple of days with the household, however was not left alone with Phoenix till the surrogate mom went into labor. His mother and father had been within the hospital when he began receiving calls from Fox.
In some unspecified time in the future, the mom realized one thing was flawed and went again to the rented home to seek out Phoenix barely clinging to life.
Within the sentencing paperwork, Fox admitted to violently shaking, squeezing, and tossing the infant to the mattress. The nanny additionally admitted to going downstairs for lunch whereas Phoenix lay dying upstairs.
“Phoenix died a few day after receiving his accidents,” San Diego County District Lawyer Ramona McCarthy defined. “He suffered extreme head trauma, extreme subdural hemorrhage, and a fractured femur, however his demise was brought on by blunt drive trauma.”
McCarthy mentioned that when the household investigated Fox after Phoenix’s demise, they realized that one of many “nice” suggestions they obtained was a lie. Fox made up a reference.
“There isn’t a doubt that this has a chilling impact on mother and father in our group,” mentioned McCarthy.
The mother and father submitted this temporary written assertion to the courtroom. McCarthy learn aloud:
“On behalf of our late son Phoenix, my spouse and I wish to thank all of the investigators and the unbelievable assist we’ve obtained from the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace. We consider Phoenix day-after-day and this horrific occasion nonetheless deeply impacts our household. We all know that this sentence signifies that we Ms. I do not need one other household or youngster to expertise what went by by the hands of Fox.